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Alex Smith
The holidays are a time for gift giving. For most NFL players, the ultimate prize is the Vince Lombardi Trophy given to the winning team in the Super Bowl. Outsdie of the highest honor in team sports, however, individual awards are pretty sweet.We...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Alex Smith
The 2013 NFL season has already reached halftime — but not the one Bruno Mars will be performing at during Super Bowl XLVIII in New York. It’s way too early to start engraving the hardware, but after the first four games, these are the...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Alex Smith
When placed directly in the spotlight of the NFL Playoffs, many players shrink amid the added scrutiny, while others shine brightest when given national attention. Heading into San Francisco’s Divisional Round playoff showdown with Green...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Alex Smith
A betting preview of every game (against the spread) in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Lock of the Week These two teams played in prime time six Sundays ago in Week 14 of the regular season, with New England beating Houston, 42–14...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Alex Smith
The NFC West could be decided when the San Francisco 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks at 8:20 p.m ET tonight on NBC. A win would clinch a second straight division title for the 49ers (10-3-1), while handing the Seahawks (9-5) their first home...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Alex Smith
The San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots face off tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC in what could potentially be a preview of Super Bowl XLVII. The 49ers (9-3-1) are trying to hold Seattle off for the top spot in the NFC West, while the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Alex Smith
There’s an age-old football saying: “If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have one.” That may be the case most of the time, but San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh seems pretty confident in both eighth-year veteran Alex Smith and second-...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Alex Smith
This is the last of the bye weeks. It’s all up to health and strategy from here on out to get you to a fantasy football championship. Here are some updates on injured players, their status for the Week 11 games or the outlook for their...
Corby Yarbrough
1 year ago
Alex Smith
Two divisional foes with excellent defenses will meet on Monday Night Football, when the Arizona Cardinals host the San Francisco 49ers tonight at 8:30pm EST on ESPN. Arizona got off to an excellent start at 4-0, but Ken Whisenhunt’s club has...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
Alex Smith
Two divisional foes coming off drastically different  Week 6 contests will meet on Thursday Night Football, when the San Francisco 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks at 8:20 p.m. EST on the NFL Network. The 49ers were surprisingly “out-...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Alex Smith
The San Francisco 49ers dominating defense and methodical offense won for the second straight week, beating the Detroit Lions by the score of 27-19 in Candlestick Park. Jim Harbaugh’s club is looking like the early NFC favorite after defeating...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Alex Smith
Some of the national attention will be on the two coaches when the San Francisco 49ers host the Detroit Lions Sunday night at 8:20pm EST on NBC, but the real story is a solid NFC matchup between two postseason teams with high goals for this...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Alex Smith
The marquee matchup of the NFL’s opening weekend will take place at historic Lambeau Field, with the Green Bay Packers hosting the San Francisco 49ers at 4:25pm EST on Fox. These two NFC stalwarts combined for 28 regular-season wins in 2011, and...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Alex Smith
What can the San Francisco 49ers do for you this fantasy season? Check out Athlon Sports' team report as we break down the rookies, veteran players to watch and avoid, fantasy playoff schedule and more to help you get ready for the 2012 season...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Alex Smith
A quick preview of both the AFC and NFC Championship Games, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Ravens (13-4) at Patriots (14-3) Sunday, Jan. 22, 3:00...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Alex Smith
Which game would you rather see televised?  The Seattle Seahawks hosting the St. Louis Rams or the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the San Francisco 49ers?  Let me guess… In a battle of 10-3 teams, Monday Night Football regained the...
Josh Kipnis
2 years ago
Alex Smith
It’s playoff time — for most of you at least. Now is the time of year where every move has to be the right one or your fantasy football season is over. Of course this late in the 2011 season, pickings are slim on the waiver wire. But there are a...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Alex Smith
by Josh Kipnis The San Francisco 49ers are the best all-around team in the NFL.  Yes, the Packers are undefeated.  Yes, Aaron Rodgers could be the best passer we have ever seen.  But teams without the Greek God of Quarterbacks...
Josh Kipnis
2 years ago
Alex Smith
It’s the last week of byes for the 2011 NFL season. And we lose some powerhouses this week at all four positions. Which means you're going to have dredge the waiver wire to save your team's chances of making the playoffs. Here's a few of the big...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Alex Smith
It is Week 8, the fourth week of bye weeks, and some big names go on vacation this weekend, so run to the waiver wire for some much needed help. You need someone to step in and hold down the fort for a week, or maybe more in some cases. WEEK 8...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Alex Smith
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Candlestick Park, the San Francisco 49ers offense actually found a way to get worse. Rivaling only the Chiefs as one of the most lackluster offenses this year (OK, and maybe the Colts), their...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Alex Smith
The year was 1979 when Eddie DeBartolo Jr., after two disastrous years as owner of the San Francisco 49ers, hired an innovative offensive coach from just down the road at Stanford in hopes of reviving his franchise. Bill Walsh installed what came...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Alex Smith
SAN FRANCISCO • Inside the Locker Room With Bay Area NFL Correspondent Eric Gilmore We all know Frank Gore’s injury history. So is it Anthony Dixon or Kendall Hunter to take as the handcuff? At this point, Dixon would likely have the slight...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago